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t w-.. gpysrjrwp.y THE GREAT LOCAL! NEWSPAPRH. SPRINGFIELD, 0., SATURDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 1. 1887 PRICE TWO CENTS. VOL. XXXIII NO. 233 Id AUA I H EVERYBODY frmflfinfr f F is- x r WEATHER FACTS. E WiQiiTO!.Oct.l Ohio: llcfit cuarces in temnera lure; i n. followed by deal ing wsihf r. Springfield, O., ) October 1, 1S87. J THE WHEN Exhibits the largest stock in the city. We show more Overcoats in fall weights, and more fine and medium Suits for men's, youths', boys' and children's use than any other house in Central Ohio. Workingmen's Suits. Stout stufi as to quality. Built for durability: strong seams, buttons well sewed on ; the kind of suits that any one wants for service. Unlaundried Whito Shirls. We are selling the unlaun dried White Shirt, of New York Mills Muslin, linen bosom, lined with linen, at wholesale prices. That is, you can get a single shirt of us at the rate by the lot. If you need a shirt, come look at these ; we have others, of course, and will gladly show you the whole line, whether you want to buy or not. Generally, we can fit a man out from his worktime needs to his holiday enjoyment and Sunday leisure. Try us ; the only One Price and Square Dealing Clothing House in Springfield. THE WHEN, 25 and 27 West Wain Street. COFFEE! A meat important iUm in our dome? tie economy, is entitled to nore attention than it leuerally recehei. At the majority ot brfakfast tables, "if the Coffee is goo 3, everything is qood:" a fact so significant in itsrfr that bo argument is natded to prove the all importance of buying the best,iftheydocosta few c nts more. Try acy ol the iollo wing : Plantation Mocha. Maleberry Java. Royal Mocha and Java. Royal Java. Mandeling Java. Old Government Java. Maracaibo. Peaberry Santos and Rio. These Coffees are Frs'i and Crisp, aad of the b-st qulity. THE VETERANS. The Grand Army Boys Have Some Ring ing Resolutions Under Discussion Yesterday. Central Jolni 1". Ken Klectr.l Commander- In-Clili't, anil Xel.nn Cole, enlor Vic Commander Point of Interest. Sr. Loos Oct. 1. The encampment was called to order at H a. in. esterday. The reixirt of the inspector general wa- adopted with Might amendment. The committee on resolutions reported hick the resolution offerfd by Vandervoort in reeard to the veto of the dependent )en sion bill and a pension to Jlr. Logan, recommending the adoption of that part that referred to Mrs. Logan's pension and the lejeetion of the balance. Vandervooit oeiied the debate by claiming that the Grand Army should have the courage of its convictions and should vote as they felt upon this me-tion. Grosvenor, of Ohio, spoke in favor of the reort, and aid lie had as niueli feeling upon the i-n-sion iietioii as any otlier man, but he stood as the rei resentative of a body of men greater than the presiilentof the Unl teil Stall's, greater than the congress of the United States, and more dignified in their utterances than the president had shown himself to be. He said the imestion was more important than any other that had been submitted in a national eiuannment: that the question was whvt the encampment ought to do, whether it ought to make pi vt- ronns for political parties or ougnt to stale its position in a dignified manner, as though there never had been president of the United States, lie said the Grand Army should stand as a mountain stands up jii tin iilain. regardless of the coyotes at the foot of It, proclaiming in uiajstic words that it was in favor ot tins pension legislation aim opposed to every attack upon tlwintereot of thesoldlrs. McDonnell, of Indiana, spoke on the same side, and under the operation of the previous imevlon VauJervoort's amend ment was o.erwlielmlngly defeated ana the leportof tiki committee was adopted by a vote of 31Clo ITS. 'Ihe following Is Van dervoort's resolution which was defeated: Kesolved. Tuat while ivo fee! that m body nf citizens cau have a more exalted respect llian ' for thoollie of president of tlie United Stales, tliat we have mani fested by services and sacrifices such as the world has never seen equaled, yet this does not obscure our perception to blamewsrthy acts of the Incumbent of that high position or deprive us of the rirht of criticism of our public service, which Is one of the. dearest prerogatives of A uierican citizen ship. Koolved. mat wniie we recognize mat iug In that connection until May, 1?7 He resumed his law practice, but in No vember of the same year was chosen probata Judge, and was re-eleete4 In 1ST!), Declining reiioininatlou In IsSO. he again resumed his practice, forming the late linn ot Ilea. Wesley & Kitchcll. afterward Kea. Kitehell and Shaw. In the summer of lbi (iovernor Hubbard appointed Captain ltea judge of the district court to till the unexpired term of Judge M. ft. Koon. ieslmicd. At the election in tho following November Judge Ilea was chosen for the same oflice for a term of seven j ears. Of late years he has figured lirominentlv In (Jraud Army affairs, uotn state and national. From commander of a local post, ho went to the office ot state commander in lbSt, and was elecjed senior vice comniandcr-in-chief at the national en- caini ineut held here In lbS4. He is also a member of the Loyal legion. FOR FISH DYNAMITING. Two (irrmmt lluitiol Over lo Court on it Urate (.liars. Kiuire Stout Friday aftenioon bound over to the common pleas court Charles Dnimm and Anthony Muckrnthaler, on the charge "f dynamiting fish in Mad river, The bond was lixed at S100 each. The four other defendants were discharged. It was proved that Muckenthaler purchased th- dynamite cartridges at Slack's and Messrs. Klmer Albin. liert Whlteley and Captain Sid. .Smith testified to seeing the dynamite used. Great credit is due to rish Warden A. McC. Wilson for the careful and successful manner in which he worked up the ease. The charge ot killing lish by the explosion of submerged dynamitecartridges Is one of the gravest covered by the gme laws of the state and one of tie most difficult to piove. The enalty is a heavy one. Muckenthaler told a fairy story on the stand about having purchased the, dynamite cartridges for nn old farmer whom he met on the street. He c laid tell nothing about this farmer's nanis, residence or appear ance, and got badly inked up tinder the cross-questioning of Lawyer Wallace. The three witnesses mentioned were nail ing in Mad liver on the day in question e.irly last week heard tho dull explosion of the submerged cartridges and saw the water spiut up. They heard threo explo sions, and hurried to the spot. When the Germans saw them coining they commenced bring Into the air to deceive the witnesses into the belief that it was a pistol-shot they had heard Dead lih at once floated to the stirfa-e in great numbers. If this brutal practice Is allowed to go unpunished. It will soon result in the entire depopulation of our streams. SANT THEATER PARTY. Illntit Little Throne that (irncM the I'Artjliettr La.t Kvenlna. The audience which greeted Unbert Man- tell and company in "Monbars" at Black's last night was a notably brilliant one, but no part of the auditorium appeared to bet- me disapproval oi any measure preseuieu , , vantage than did the center of the to him by congress is a constitutional pre- ... ... . ' rogative of the president, to bj exercised I parquette whenj a theater party of young bv him according to his discretion, yet wo , people had seats. Most of the gentlemen aan not bat feel that tills involves also the were in full evening dress and many of the privilege of going beyond the bounds of ladles wore quite elaborate toilets. The that jiower to officially insult or slander i party was the center of observation. It the broken down and needy men to whom I was made up as follows: the nation owes everything. Mr. Charles JerTeries. Miss Anna Steele; Resolved. That the dependent pension I Mr. Will Kidder, Miss Fannie Foley; Mr. bill pissed by the Forty-ninth congress and j KJ Hurd. Miss Alice Foley: Mr. E. B. i..tfwvl hv ihn nrpshlent was the least i l'helus. Miss Lulu Jeffcries: Mr. Will Kab- masure of justicv that could hava.be?a tbirts. Miss Gertrude Orr; Mr.'JJobrt Ban- asked of the nation for the men to nliom ; crott. Miss t-ineroimpson; Jir. win uon it ones its salvUiou: that it did not repre- nell. Miss Ellen WIlsn;Mr. John Conuable sent a tithe of what is due those gallant and wife! Mr. Frank Johnson, Mrs. Ran- men. and that in refusing to approve of a ' doiph Coleman; Mr. and Mrs. Hnrrv S. bill which was asked for by the grateful . Hauk: Mr Selpio Baker, Miss Mary Hab- people, petitioned for by hundreds of thou sands of veterans, passed by both houses of congress by an unusual majority ami which would have secured thousands of as dcening soldiers as followed the Hag from the cold chanty of the almsdiouse. the present incumbent of the office of president his violated the pledge made to the' sol diers when they flocked to the staudmd of their country at the timo of her great est iM-riL has thwarted the express will of a grateful people and ha inflicted irre- j parable wounds upon tlinse uno should bills, Mr. and Mrs. Hertert Moores. THE REPUBLICANS. Ther are Crttlug Heady for M llttt-Uot Fight ami tho Central Committee is Holding ITrriiient Meeting-. At the republican headquarters this af tenioon the central committee Is receiving reports from the poll books that have been put out over the county, and transacting such other routine business as comes before be the objects of the teudcrest considera- i "'"' Tey are holding frequent meet ,,, j ings snd attending strictly to business, with Th nnmilitM mi nxiilnii.ins nreoito.) the view of making a good and hot tight majority and minority reports on the Ss a ! The next rally will soon be announced and month or service pension bill. The niaior- , there will bo plenty of lively and red-hot itv of the committee reported azainst the 1 speeches at the wigwam mtasure and the minority of live (a commit-1 tee of one from each department) report! d STRAIGHT STATEMENTS. A Fair and iBusinesa-Like Discussion of the Coal Question, as Applied to Springfield. Proof That .".prliignrlil Healers Are Not Charging- i:ltirtiniiate Jri-e Cwt Dealer and Oilier Hulnes Mrn Compared Liberal I'ollry. The interest that has been taken in tlie C3al question in Springfield this season, the amount of newspaper writing upou the subject, and the agitation ot the public about its vaiious phases, would aoein excuse sufficient for this article. ' As most If not all of our citizen well know, an organization of consumers. Known as the Union Co-operative Coal Co., has been fonnedjhere, for the avowed purpose of breaking down the coal merchants, or the "ring," if one chooses so to term it. by selling coal to Its members at, or just above, cost. The Idea actuating the organlzurs of this company was the oft-repeated and strenuously-urged charge that the "ring" wa drawing the life blood of the people by its exactions, that it was robbing them through its power. in monpollzing the supply and controlling the price of one of the prime necessaries of life. From the reckless assertions made by word of mouth and scattered broadcast through the public press one would have almost Imagined that the coal dealer paid nothing for his merchan- lise and that the admittedly high price of coal was nearly all prnSt. It was claimed that were it not for tlie existence of tlie coal exchange in Springfield, coal would be selling at from a dollar to a dollar and a half less here than was the market price. "Why." It was asked, "could coal be sold at S3 25 in Columbus and at 9'i..r0 in Urbana and Dayton, if It was necessary lo charge 83.50 in Springfiuld?" And tho public never troubling itself to first ke sure of its facts, simply held up its hands in Imlv Imiror and eagerly echoed tlie query, "Why." :, liiued, it seeim scarcely too much to say that "the stranger within our gates" would have thought that the members of the Siiriunfie.'d Coal Exchange vreie an organized banditti whose character could not be painted too black, against whose business methods the most sweeping allegationsrould not be too damn ing, and who, in short, possessed no rights whom any person was bound to respect that they not only robbed on the one hand by demanding an extortionate profit, but on tlie other hand by a general use of asvstem ot false weights and measures, ( which was indeed one of the crying evil of the day. Now, the Idea of robbery naturally sug gests the Idea of spoils, and ju-t as natur ally one looks for the spoils in the posses sion of the party who has committed the robbery. Where are the spoils? If a great railroad corporation robs the ptople. we see the proceeds in the hands of tint robbers; If a great manufacturing cor poration grows wealthy by reducing the wages of its employes and extorting high prices from its patrons, the returns are ap parent in great establishments, aplendll palaces and purchased political influence. Where are the wealthy coal dealers'.' In the entire history of the city one man engaged In that business became what, by liberal construction in these times, ould lie called rich. That man was and lie was one of whom him say that he would at anything. A few who started poor have each amassed what may be considered a competency, the extent of which nobody knows because it is all In vested in tlieir business. Of two of the largest coal firms in the city today it may be said that they invested thousands of dollars in the business, and it is at least an open question if the same amount of money with the same business principle applied, would not have yielded equal profits in any other line. lie compelled to pay in salaries at least three times as much as does this company. Let us return to the question of bad debts. There Is not a firm doing business In Springfield which has not hundreds, and many of them thsusands, of dollars "on the books" which they can never collect- Of course "it Is their own fault," but cer tainly it Is a fault of the head rather than of the heart. Now the Co-operative com pany demands cash for every pound of coal it sells and gets it, whereas the dealer In tho present as in the past is ejected to "easy" those of his customers who are out of work and haven't the money. Cer tainly at the present time this is a large proportion. The minager of the former has no dis cretion in this matter. It has been truly said "corporations have no souls," and to all intents and purposes the manager is as much an instrument of the corporation as tlie desk he sits at or tht pen he wields. Every person who goes there knows that he must pay cash or go without Wl-.ereas the dealer is subjected to constant importunities and is cursed as heartless and suspicious when through shaer neces sity he refuses credit to a customer. Then there is the question of integrity. A sensible man would hardly fay that be cause a man is a coal dealer he Is more likely to be dishonest than If he followed any other avocation. Tlie plain truth is. that the man who would cheat selling coal would cheat likewise were he handling groceries. dry goods, shoes or hardware. with tial opportu nities. That the grocer's opportunities are just as favorable to dishonesty as are the coal merchants' no one who gives serious thought to the subject will denj; an ounce troni a pound of sugar or of butter is proportionate to a shortage of 1'2. imunds on a ton of coal, and then there is the chance to put sand in the sugar and oleomargarine in the butter. The parallel might be carried out indefinitely, but it is uniiecessarj, as tlie point is sufficiently clear. One tiling more is to ba considered: Is it really the poor that au association such as ttie one we have bjen considering helps? Let us see: The man who Is able, to buy only two or three tons of coal prior to Jan uary 1. pays as much (considering the kind of coal) as he who buys from the regular dealer, and In ca-e the company at that time falls or is compelled to charge the regular price (and one or the other is Inevitable) is worse off thin before, for, of course, he will bo unable to get accommodation from the old firms. On the other hand, men who have money men who themselves are mid dlemen and live by buying and selling are enabled to buy cheaply at this time, and reap an appreciable gain in the laudable effort to break up another line of legitimate business enterprise. To these the old mot to of "live and let live" might be recom mended. To sum up, therefore, we have seen that the cos I merchants of Springfield have not received great profits for their work and investment as compared to other branches; that high as is the present prico of coal the margin to the dealer is small and uncertain; that the outcry against one class of mer chants who compare favorably with any other class is an injustice, and, finally, that the Co-operative Co., handling cheap coal, running at slight expense upon largely vol unteer work, and. after all the uproar, sell ing only a little cheaper than the others, irfilfe ioiny hu.iiics upon Uic intuitu f It jHifnms, is not a fair competition to business men. Tlie truth of all t!in foregoing is easily established, hut "none so blind as he who will not see." -"""j """ would lie called -"" JP,r- C C- T" Ior' "' T I those who knew r I have become rich a ANDREW NEILAND THE VOLUNTEER'S" Wtat the London Papers Have to Say About the Achievement of the American Sloop. The "Telegraph" ami the "Times" Con. retle the Triumph Striker Blow Up a Uinp With Iljnaniile War In KktiC. Bt the Associated Pren. Lokiio.v, Oct. 1. In commenting on the yacht race the TVlrimjifi says: "We are whlppe! and honestly beaten, nor ought a single ungenerous word be uttered Impugn ing the honor and glory of the victor. We aie sorry' to record the victory, but tho Vol unteer Is a better all-round racing ship. The Thistle could probably outsail the Vol unteer on a long sea voyage. The former was defeated, but not disgraced, and we hope to repeat the challenge in tssS." The 7'lmc says: "It is now perfectly clear that if we are to beat the Americans in tlieir own waters and bring back the cup we must condescend to take a leaf. ONLY A WRECK. Two I. It. W. I'reitht Trains Come To gether find One Knglne nn, Fourteen Car Wrecked Jfrnr llollamlshurg, toil. At an early hour Friday morning as two sections of freight train No. 14, were Hear ing the water tank station just east of Hollandsburg, lud., on the Hue of the In diana, Bloomington & Western ltallway, another of the regular wxecks occurred. It was while the first section of the train was standing still and the engine taking water, that the second section dashed into the ca boose of the lirst section. Engine No. IS was pulling tlie second section and was running at a lively rate of speed when the crash ahead was seen to be inevitable. A man starts poor In a small manufactur- The engine plunged into the cabwe- and i . a i ..i.. a . tin i tnaiiA tr a niiM iT L" Inn 1 in o wt n I si il ' H ins uiuuiiiy aim aix'uiui.iut imui-ms, ami J. M. NIUFFER, ARCADE GROCER. REMEMBER THAT ricaris Not .Sullty In the I'olleeConrt and has Mis Case Set For Next Friday. Ill the police court this aftenioon Andrew Neiland appeared to answer to tlie charge of murder, in tho mysterious Malioney case last Fourth of July. He pleaded "not guilty." and had the case set for hearing lie was then I Third Lutheran ra in & COMPANY in Its favor. On motion ah hour was given to the discussiou of tlie repoit. On motion of General Wagoner of l'enn svlvauia a committee was appointed to get up a testimonial to present to Cominauder- ui-Chief raircluld. The following were the nominations for Hi" commander-in-chief for the ensuing vent: General Slocuin. General T. Ilea, next Friday aftenioon. General T. Anthony, General 1). 1 drier, taken back to jail, Slocuin received l.vs. Antnony on. urier is i ami He:i 1114. Sherman received 1 and Wanierof Missouri 1. Kea was declared elected. Ho was escorted to the platform by the defeated candidates, Anthony and Gricr. and returned thanks to the encamp ment. The niles were suspended and Nelson Cole of Missouri was elected senior vice commaii' was John General surgeon general. Kev. Edward Anderson was elected chap!ain-in-cliief. Then the commitee on rules and regula tions submitted their icport on their propo sition to enable a class of persons to enter the army who had served In the field but have never been mastered into the service was defeated. The committee oil tlie Logan monument rcportd. recommending that a fund be provided for the erection of an equestrian statue at Washington. Governor Alger subscribed SI, 000, and George G Lemon of New York subscribed S 1.00J. The officers of the encampment we.e then duly in stalled. iiuaxii coMMAxm:it i:i:a. Commander-in-chief John 1". Ilea is a native of the East, though a resilient of Minneapolis for twelve years. Me was born O-tolier 13. IStO, in Iiwer Oxford town- Supper and ment. Entertain- of Missouri was elected senior vice ' l T'' n em m tne new c nander. The junior vice commander '""P'V Z ? , ') JohnC Lin than of New Hampshire. ,' '';' (1 0"MTIa' evening at ral Lawrence Donahue was elected of Mr. Charles Cly. No 4U w The super and entertainment to be given by the laities of the Third English Luther cliurch has been postponed from Tuesday evening to Friday evening of next week. It will be held in tlie new church before meeting will the residence west Soiithei n avenue, to perfect arrancenients for it. In Cenvrnleiil eu Oiiartern. Mr. William Thornton, the successful agent of the White sewing machine, has moved Into his new room. No. 10 north Maiket street, recently remodeled and fit ted up for him. It is a model of conven ience, and Mr. Thornton is better able than ever to attend to the wants of his many patrons. Mis wife will still continue her brilliant embroidery and stamping work. The Fiqiia and Troy Ilrnnch. The I'iqua and Ttiy bianeh of the Cin cinnati. Hamilton! .t Dayton road was completed jesterday, and will be opened for business on next Monday. Work was tirt begun on this branch road in IBS::, but way delayed by injunctions and otlier causes until last year, when work was re- AIIE llASDLiXU THE EEST COAL IX THE HAKEET. OUR LACKAWANA -A3iD- SCRANTON Ib First-class. Call and See V OFFICE : SOUTH LIMESTONE STREET 'PHONE 135. .- .,, . . ... .l V nip, v.nesier county, jenn. ins iaiurri .Ph ,.rtj ..!..!.. ...i , i. ir ...u : 1. l..f-. ...! !.... ...I i.l . """" iiirnwiiMU,NHi.i.iniiuii. ..nn. - ,.Ti. ...v. j, aiiu nc ,.is.-e.i in, ,,, H1..tll ...,1 ,.vfpn,l, ,, I,. Trov ti:n" there and attending school until Sep tember, ISiiO. when he went to I'iqua. O , I and engaged in school teachinz. Heenllst- ..I I. !..! ! rV.,,..i,i,- I! 1.-1... ..!, rfll,!rt I V.1 1.1 ..--'. ... V..'llf..1IJ ., l.irinui riiiu , lfn,itrv lw.il. i. n. .if Ihn ir;t Im tin. t - COIN., ,ui.,..j, '( --' '.- uui ii, ui State to rake up arms. Afler fmiri mouths' service in the Eleventh he was commissioned as second lieutenant of Company 1, First Ohio cavalry; he was pro moted to first lieutenant March 12. IsflJ. and in April of the next year to the rank of captain Soon afterward he was bre vetted major for gallant conciuict. At the close of tne war Captain Ilea had a record of three years and four mouths' service, and had been absent only ten days, seven of vv hich he was a prisoner and three on tlie sick list. In lsG-l he entered Wesleyan college at Delaware, Ohio, and, completing a classical course, graduited in June, lbOT. During the vacation of 1S.1i he entered the otlice of Hon. I. J. Dickey, Lancaster. I'eiin., as a taw- student and was admitted to the barinlNiS. On April 12. 1SW. President Grant ap pointed Captain ltea assessor of internal revenue of the Ninth district of Pennsylva nia, vviiicn otlice lie held until it was a'jjl ished by law in 1S! He continued prac ticing law until December, 175, when he moved to Minneapolis, and shortly became editor of the Minneapolis Tribune, reuiain- rieft:mt Farewell l'artjr. very delightful party was given last at the resilience of Mr. Kob Wid- ilicomb, on west North street, as a fare well to Mr. Theo. iiurnett. who leaves to morrow for New York, to enter a veterin ary school. About twenty-five) guests were present at the party, and the time was pleasantly spent with dancing, music and refreshments. The Police C.iurt. Nels. Jackson was arrested yesterday while at work, on a warratt charging him with gambling. This Is his first arrest for a long time and his first appearance before a lHilIce judire. Viola Dickey, charged with using profane language, was dis missed. No otlier cases are reported for today. Funeral of Mr. Todtl, The funeral of Mrs. J. A. Todd will be held at the family residence on East High street, Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Ilurtal private. For btrgalns in Anthracite coal go to Wheldoa ii Merrill, Grand opera house. he is an eminent and honored citizen: the Instances are multiplied and so are the honors. Two or three men associate them selves ina dry goods store and from Its profits in half a generation become among our wealthiest men; and the public applaud their thrift ana enterprise. A man, yes many a man. opens a irrt ijimhU store with a keg of beer and a barrel of whisky, and. lo ! in a few years he rears fine houses and stately blocks from off the earnings of the poor. Ytt no complaint that a ring exists which holds the price of a schooner of beer at five cents, and a glass of whisky at ten. Is ever heard. Clearly, than, since other forms of business enterprise show greater numbers of those who have made money than does the coal trade, there mut be a misunderstanding somewhere. Is it tme that the price of coal In Spring field is and has been generally higher than in otlier cities under "substantially similar circumstances and condition Tint answer is. No. Columbus, sitting at tlie gateway of the Hocking valley and pe culiarly favored by nature and man. cannot be compared with this city; but as regards the query previously quoted concerning Dayton and trrhana, the answer Is similar to that in the story (which most are famil lar with) of the boy who said: "My father and mother had but one child, yet this little girl is my sister. How is it ." bunply, the boy lied. As to Dayton, which will do as an answer to the whole charge, the price of coal there during the summer and fall of 1SS0 has been from twenty-live to fifty cents per ton higher than in Springfield during the same time; during three weeks, Decem ber 1 to 21, it was twenty-five cnts higher here; during tho next three mouths the price in both cities was the same, and since March it has again been twenty-five cents lower in Dayton. On the whole, it aver ages pretty nearly even. The coal handled by the regular dealers of this city costs at the mines 81.25 ierton, the railroads charge also 81.25 for hauling which makes the first cost on the track in Springfield S'J 50 per ton. A very moder ate allowance for slack, shortage, etc., is twenty cents per ton. and b it understood that the dealer pays tor the coal at mine weights and If the car falls two ton short the loss Is his. f he average cost for de livering coal cannot be reduced below 35 cents on every ton hauled and these two charges, viz shrinkage and hauling, bring the cost to Springfield dealers today up to 83.0.1 per ton. As the market price is s3.50 among the regular coal tinus there is left a margin of 45 cents per ton, out of which comes oflico rent and expenses including telephone, advertising, clerk-hire, station ery, etc. alo pay of the time the dealer himself, interest ou the money Invested, the enonnous (?) profits the of business and bad debts. This suggests another phase of the question of tlie Co-operative Co. vs. tlie regular coal dealers. The former company sell what they call this Hocking coal (which they buy twenty cents lower than the dealer buys the coal he handles), at S3, per ton, and their Jack son coal at S3.20 ikt ton; fifty and thirty cents respectively, below the price asked bv regular dealers. Their otlice expenses are comiiaratively nothing and they salary only one man, the rest of the work being done by volunteers. A regular coal firm doing the same volume of business would made it a pile of kindling vvcoJ at da'ow. d the cars txith m front and behind to pile up in a perfect mass. Fourteen cars are said to be wrecked. Tlie engine is pretty well stripped and must go into the shops at ence. No one was Hurt, as the engineer and fire man of the 13t jumped and saved themselves. Passeuger trains Nos. 5 from the east and 4 from the west transferred, and the train going to Columbus arrived here at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Au extra No. 4 to Columbus was made up here and sent out on the time of the regular No. 4, there by accommodating the Springfield business. The wrecking train left for tho wreck, and it was night liefore the track was clear. President Austin Corbin In his private car was coming east on No. 4 and had to be In New York, today. A special train was made up at Linn and took liim to Richmond where he took the Pan Handle for New York. The President's Journey. lNiKAXAiin.il. Oct. 1. Daybreak found the pr.Mldent's tra'n in Ohio, about two hours east ot Columbus. A brass band serenade was experienced a little, before midnight and from time to time at stopping places. Voices were calling to each other In the darkness. "Where is he?" Abcut a thousand persons were at the idation at Columbus when the train arrived at half past 4 o'clock, to look at the car which carried the president. At Bradford Junction, at 7 this morning. the piesident made his first appearance and greeted a little crowd of a hundred which had gathered about his car, with hearty "Gcod morning," and excused his wife, who, he said, was resting. AT IXIIIA.VAl'OI.IS. 1mxa.vai-oi.is, Oct. 1. Day dawned in drizzle and the outlook for the reception gloomy enough, but the president's good luck brought him a burst of sunshine as the procession marched. The crowd has been exceeded here only by the crowd that greeted Blaine. The line of march was from the railroad to the state house, where he was formally received and held his re ception. The view up Main street was an inspiring one. with breeze enough to make a vista of Muttering color. The procession moved promptly on time, at 11 o'clock, and was composed of mount ed police, mounted escort, governor's staff, light infantry', and the president's escort. the Mendrick club to number two or three hundred. The open carriage was drawn by eight grey horses. On the back seat sattheptesldent and by his side was Mrs. Cleveland. On tlie opposite seat was ex Senator McDonald. The progress of the vehicle was marked by occasional cheers, but chiefly by shrill cries and cat-calls of boys. Mats were waved and handkerchiefs Muttered from every window as the carriage moved slowlj up the street. There was distinctly felt a social atmosphere and greet ing, which was a tribute altogethei fitting and of finer flavor than the nolsj demonstration of political gathenngs. The general manner gave this out as the crowd swept over the curbstones into the street, making two great streams of people flowing down behind the escorting clubs. Follow ing were carriages willi city officials follow ed by those of the reception committee and those in turn by the Jetferscn and Duck worth clubs, of Cincinnati, and several other out of town organizatiens. Governor Gray made the welcoming speech. The New Dynamite Uun. Nkw Yokk, Oct 1. Further experi ments in target practice with the pneumatic dynamite gun were made yesterday. They were undertaking to settle the question as to whether the rapidity of fire could be combined with accuracy. Kesults showed that ten shells, each carrjing fifty-five pounds of explosive gelatine, could tie dis charged In ten minutes and thirty seconds. and that while four of the projectiles failed In the matter of range, going over or fall ing short, the remaining six would have struck within a space of six yards on the side of a ship. MURPHY &BR0. 48 Ac SO LimeNtone, Call attention tothe splendid line ot Mack All wool DRESS GOODS! Illack Silk and Wool Dress Goods. We keep all the leading grades of Priest ly's Illack Goods. Sptcialties In Henrietta Cloths and the "so called" all-wool Henrietta. We ask you to note specially the best 50c all-wool Surah Cloth and our celebrated 52-inch Alexander Serge for $1 per yard, same as you pay SI in 42-inch width else where. Bargains in BLACK SILKS a Of the following makes : "Cheney Bros.," "John D. Cutter," "Guinel." "Tappes sier," "Ucgatta," "Favorite," "Givernade." New Arman Silk now open, for 81.20 ; the bargain of the season. T MESSENGERS Will carry your packages, market baskets, get your um brella, gossamer or wraps, carry your dinner, notes or letters, distribute invitations, advertising matter, etc, etc. MESSENGER SERVICE 20 cents per hour ; 10 cents per half hour. 'FKCOnSTE ISO. i DISPLAY -OK- FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING -A.T- M. M. Kaufman's YELLOW SPRINCS.. Matter Atom! tu Conic to n .'Focus" lo the Mixeit .Si-lioiil Ouent.on. Intelligence was received this morning from Yellow Springs by a ItKi-um.ic rep resentative that the colored patrons ap peared at the Dayton street school with tlieir children, as agreed in the meeting Thursday night, and were again refused admittance. In consequence thereof the colored people will proceed to test tie matter willi legal assistance, without un necessary delay. The suit, which will be entered at once, will, no doubt, be a very warm coldest, as both sides are determined LAST EVENING'S FIRE. L'nlea I.aher People Aueuil to Cotlnftoa. Cincinnati, OcL 1. The election for ward officers today in Covington, Ky., arouses considerable interest from the fact that the democrats and republicans united on candidates in opposition to those named by the union labor party, and at noon the union labor candidates are much ahead of the opposition, and are confident of a sweeping victory- Northern auil Uuioh r-ucltic. Xkw Voiik, Oct. 1. The terms of agree ment between the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads are officially as fol lows: The Northern Pacific joins the Union Pacific in a guarantee ot dividends and charges on tho Oregon navigation securities, the Union Pacific paying three per cenL and the Northern Pacific three percent, of the guaranteed dividends of six per cent on tlie Oregon navigation stock. 10 Black's Opera House. A Small Fire, Willi a Lis of One Hun tlrtsl Hollars at I.s.f;onila. At 7 o'clock last evening an alarm of file was sounded from ltox 11 at I.agonda. The I.aconda and Western companies responded and found the fire In a frame house about half a mile north of the shops of Warder. liustinell .fc Glessner. The tire was put out by a bucket brigade anil the chemical en gine as there was no water plug near by. The loss win reacu auont one Hundred dol lars. It was a long and hard run but the Westerns mule g-xxl time. Not n Cilrli-stone llroker. Ill tlie account of the Kobiuson forgery case yesterday Mr. Thomas M. Ottutt was mentioned as a curb-stone broker. To this Mr. Offutt takes exception and says that he has a regular oflice where he transacts all his business. In the use of the expression "curb-stone broker" in connection with Mr. Offutt. it was intended merely to distin guish iiom otlier brokers. The Hki-uiiuc had not the slightest intention of reflecting ou Mr. Offutt, for he is a stralgiit-rorward, honorable business man and Is recognized as such throughout Springfield. Strllitlelil Laborer. The subject of Kev. S. P. Dunlap'a dis course tomorrow (Sunday) evening at the Congregational church will be "Aims and Method of Organized Labor." The dis course will contain incidental reference to strikes, lockouts and boycotts. All are Invited. Warlike I'repaxatlon. Caiko, Oct. 1. Advices have been re ceived from Massawah to the effect that the king of Ahyssinla has ordered his General Ilasaloiila to advance to Massawah, in order to forestall tne Italians, and that Hussia has sent -00 officers there, under the guise of priests, to assist the Abyssinians. Ac tive preparations are being- made and the campaign will begin about the middle of October. (Striken Suspected ot mowing Up a Shop. PiTTsiifitn. Oct. 1. A Unlontown, Pa., special says: A large boiler and pumps at Bliss A: Marshall's kyle works were blown to pieces by dynamite Thursday night The emplojes have been on a strike for sev.'ral weeks and it is suppos-d the out rage was committed by some of the strikers. Democratic Stuuiplna Talent. The democratic county central committee has been advised that Hon. Timothy E. Tarnsey. of East Saginaw, Mich., said to be a very bright young orator, and Hon. James E. Campbell, of Butler county, will speax nere uctooer 14. Carlisle and Koran are booked to appear later on. To Hucceeil needier. There is. talk ot making Iter. Samuel P. Sprecher, of Cleveland, successor to the late Iter. Henry Ward Beecher, of Plym outh church. The gentleman Is a son ot Dr. Sprecher, of Wittenberg college. To day's OhlnSttttc Journal publishes his portrait. MIGHT SCHOOL OPENS MONDAY, OCT. 3. WRITING, SIO.OO. aflUMMETIC, SPELLiHS M WHITI16. 813. oo. BOOK-KEEPING, CORKEtPONOEM 2E, Arithmetic and Writing, $.5.00. ONE-HALF DOWN, Hal race in Weekly or Month' j Payments. NELSON GOLIEEE ARCADE nUILOINO. W. J. MOORE, ACCOUNTANT. Books Pasted. Trial balances made, and Incorrectly kept accounts properly adjust ed. Sstlsfactorj references. Post Office Box !.-(!, . Sprlnrtehl, Ohio. FOREST HOUSE. No. 33 W.JKrrEKSON STREET, SPRINGFIELD, - - OHIO. WANTED A few flrtt-class gentlemen boarders; good, ttrtt-clais table board: good room, and in fact, every accommo dation to make home pleasant. vYe have In connection good park and all conven iences of a first class bouse. The house la situated In center ot a park and conven ient to all depots, also postofflco aad tele graph offices. D.WISSEtf GEB, PROP'S. i, - 23 f3 LS "ss; 8 r fa ?6tei ?.-L-. ,V. & I "J'ti'vi.?-. -: -v : 'iJt-:-J.5 2i- .:'i-4iV.Si;?J:"